Thursday, August 6, 2009CALENDAR:
Join Scripps in Honoring Prince Albert II of Monaco for his Environmental Efforts
Registration now open for Roger Revelle Prize events to be held October 23
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoWHO: His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will be awarded the second Roger Revelle Prize from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for his efforts promote scientific research and protection of the environment on a global scale. The Roger Revelle Prize is named for the UC San Diego founder and former Scripps director who was a world-renowned scientist and is considered one of the true pioneers of climate change research.
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2009
TIME: 5 p.m. - Lecture by Prince Albert
6 p.m. - Reception and dinner gala honoring Prince Albert
WHERE: Lecture by Prince Albert - UC San Diego campus
Reception and dinner gala honoring Prince Albert - Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment (Scripps Seaside Forum) - Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus
WHAT: As the recipient of the Roger Revelle Prize, Prince Albert will present an afternoon lecture focusing on his global scientific expeditions and experiences related to the science of climate change in the oceans and on land. In the evening, Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host a special reception and dinner gala in Prince Albert's honor. Registration is now open. Individual tickets for the events start at $500. Underwriting opportunities are available and range from $10,000-$100,000. Proceeds from the Roger Revelle Prize events support the Roger Revelle Leadership Fund at Scripps to help recruit and retain the most outstanding students, faculty and researchers to the institution - an objective that was always paramount to Roger Revelle when he was Scripps director.
RSVP: This event is invitation-only. To request an invitation or register to attend as a guest or sponsor, contact 858-822-4313, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Roger Revelle Prize website.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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